Germanic language


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Noun1.Germanic language - a branch of the Indo-European family of languages; members that are spoken currently fall into two major groups: Scandinavian and West Germanic
Indo-European language, Indo-Hittite, Indo-European - the family of languages that by 1000 BC were spoken throughout Europe and in parts of southwestern and southern Asia
West Germanic, West Germanic language - a branch of the Germanic languages
Proto-Norse - the Germanic language of Scandinavia up until about 700
Old Norse - the extinct Germanic language of medieval Scandinavia and Iceland from about to 700 to 1350
Nordic, North Germanic, North Germanic language, Scandinavian language, Scandinavian, Norse - the northern family of Germanic languages that are spoken in Scandinavia and Iceland
East Germanic, East Germanic language - an extinct branch of the Germanic languages
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English was the Germanic language our nationalists chose for official use when we snatched independence.
It's rumored, fairly accurately, it turns out, that there are about 50 words for snow in Eskimo languages (Inuit and Yupik) and roughly the same in Icelandic (part of the Germanic language family).
The Old French word from which the English was borrowed, herberge, was itself a loanword from Frankish, a Germanic language of Gaul.
As for the tense marker in Present, it is widely known that no Germanic language has any such overt element, either historically or from a synchronic perspective.
It's most famous form of literature is Saga, which is medieval stories written in Old Norse, a Germanic language spoken in Scandinavia during the Viking age.
Jews were officially defined as an ethnic group with a spoken Germanic language (Yiddish).
Decline of island tongue NORN is an extinct North Germanic language that was spoken in the Northern Isles of Orkney and Shetland and in Caithness, in the far north of the Scottish mainland.
The languages which form the dialect of the North East are Celtic, Latin, the Germanic language of the Anglians, Old Scandinavian (the language of the Vikings) and the above-mentioned Norman French.
Googling a runner Afrikaans 5.00 Pontefract Afrikaans is a West Germanic language spoken in South Africa and Namibia.
First, Modern Frisian is the closest living Germanic language to Modern English.
These wise editorial interventions allow those readers who do not know Dutch to compare the Spanish original and its translation into Dutch, that is, after all, a Germanic language and often looks similar to German or English.